Human Resources Analyst Salary

Pay for Human Resources Analysts in the United States sits in the ballpark of $54K per year. Overall cash earnings for Human Resources Analysts vary widely between $38K and $76K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $7K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Human Resources Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Human Resources Analysts making up 74 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,880 - $75,685
(Median)
$39K
$54K
$76K
MEDIAN: $53,957
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$15.41 - $30.12
(Median)
$15
$22
$30
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,880 - $75,685  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,194  
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $6,955  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$38,306 - $75,933  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 897
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.41 - $30.12  
   
Overtime
$10.34 - $43.38  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,194  
   
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $6,955  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$38,306 - $75,933  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 171
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Job Description for Human Resources Analyst

A human resource analyst uses various techniques and computer programs to analyze data related to their organization's human resources department. They collect, analyze, and use this data to provide management with valuable information on how to attract better candidates, how to better motivate current employees, how to address current staffing issues, and how to meet laws and regulations related to staffing.

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Human Resources Analyst Tasks

  • Review, interpret and recommend changes to human resources policies.
  • Collect and analyze human resources data; track trends and developments in employee analyses.
  • Administer human resources functions, such as recruitment, reviews, compensation studies, leave and benefits administration.
  • May assist with payroll administration.

Common Career Paths for Human Resources Analyst


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Human Resources Analysts' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Human Resources Director. The average Human Resources Director brings home $79K per year. As Human Resources Analysts progress in their field, many go on to become Human Resources Managers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $58K per year. Another common career choice for Human Resources Analysts is to move into a Human Resources Generalist role. Typically, Human Resources Generalists get paid $47K.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources Analyst


Survey results imply that Human Resources Analysts deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Human Resources Information System, Benefits & Compensation, and Employee Relations are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Spanish Language, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Word. Most people familiar with Microsoft Excel also know Data Analysis and Human Resources Information System (HRIS).

Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average beginner in this position makes around $51K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $56K. Human Resources Analysts with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $60K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $58K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,559

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Human Resources Analysts will find that Boston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 27 percent. Human Resources Analysts will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+27 percent), Washington (+21 percent), Chicago (+19 percent), and New York (+13 percent). Human Resources Analysts' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Human Resources Analysts in Nashville bring in salaries that are 31 percent lower than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Seattle (4 percent less) and Cincinnati (3 percent less).

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Experience Affects Human Resources Analyst Salaries




National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Human Resources Analyst Salaries

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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Project Management
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Benefits & Compensation
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Data Analysis
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Human Resources
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Employee Relations
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Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$54,000

Powerpoint
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Microsoft Access
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Oracle
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Recruiting
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Spanish Language
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 140 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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